Snearl layup

Brusly's Edrick Snearl makes a fast break layup during a 51-37 win over Assumption Friday night.

Brusly’s activity and length on defense proved to be too much for Assumption on the final day of the two-day tournament.

The Panthers broke the game open in the second half and led by as much as 20 points on the way to a 51-37 victory Friday night in the Brusly Tournament.

“We have a super young team out there. We’re learning every game,” said Brusly coach Kirby Loupe. “We had 15 football guys. We only had five before football, so we’ve really only had two weeks of practice in. Trying to learn on the run but we’re playing really hard and we’re doing really good things. 

“I thought we played really sloppy tonight,” he said. “That could be a back-to-back, but we have to go back and watch the film and correct the things we see on film.”

Brusly opened the tournament with a 57-51 loss to French Settlement Thursday night.

Brusly led 10-5 after the opening quarter before Assumption started the second with a 6-0 run to take an 11-10 lead.

The Panthers responded with a 12-0 run capped by Edrick Snearl’s layup with four minutes left in the first half that put the score at 22-11.

Assumption outscored Brusly 9-4 in the last four minutes to cut the deficit to 26-20 at halftime.

Brusly completely took control in the third quarter thanks to its defensive pressure. The Panthers held Assumption to five points in the third quarter. Tyran Young drilled a 3-pointer that gave Brusly its biggest lead up to that point at 39-25. Brusly entered the fourth quarter with a 45-25 lead.

Young led the way with a game-high 20 points, including three 3-pointers. Snearl added eight.

“We are long. We try to be active on the ball. We have to work on the rotation,” Loupe said. “When we play kids who can finish it at the rim, we’ll have to be sound on our rotation, but we make up for being out of position by the hustle that we play with. The kids are playing really hard. It’s my job to watch it on film and show them where there supposed to be. Overall, 4-2 and we’re growing every game. We’re a different team than we were last week at this time, and we’ll be a much different team at this time next week.”

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